The migrants at Calais who are being herded like wild animals by the forces of the state, and being portrayed as such, by that babbling brook of bullshit, our mainstream media, are real people, they have sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters and children. They are not roaming the world to rape and plunder, they are trying to escape the ravages of war and violence, in most cases brought about by the foreign policy of Western imperialism, aided and abetted by religious nutters and psychopathic "leaders". These are people who, like you and I, fall in love, get married, have kids, care for their elderly, work for their living and try to provide for their family.
They deserve our support and solidarity, they need our help, but the state is an expert at dehumanising, and will do its damnedest to keep them cloak in the terminology of "swarm", "herds" and "lawless hoards". However, they are human, they will organise to protect themselves, but they do need our assistance.
This from Calais Migrant Solidarity:
Read the full article HERE:-------It was a very large and strong group, however on the other side of the fence were many Gendarmes and also active French military who were menacing their machine guns. The group’s chanting continued for around an hour until the point they started to make their move to try and push through the fence. People had gone down a hill and were lining a steep verge consisting of loose gravel. Those at the bottom, closest to the fence, started to try and make their way over it when suddenly the Gendarmes released a huge amount of ‘tear gas’ onto the crowd. Exactly what type of gas they used though is not clear. Having experienced it and after speaking with people afterward, it was very powerful; much more so than typical CS gas and had strong effects even at the top of the hill far from where it was sprayed. It also created a shortness of breath and a panicked feeling which suggests that it may have been CR gas. After the attack there were also people lying unconscious on the ground. Any use of gas here and particularly CR (if it was indeed that) was completely unnecessary and irresponsible. The panic that the gas created caused a stampede up the hill, but as the footing was so loose people were falling over one another trying to get away from the poison. It was difficult to breathe, see, or move in that area and many people got hurt trying to flee from the gas into a more open space. However, the group, after recovering from the attack, got together and held a meeting about what to do next. They decided to occupy the road leading to the freight terminal at the Eurotunnel, their aim, to stop traffic until they were heard.